Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook, Fourth Edition: 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

By Bernard F. Kolanowski

Fairmont Press

245 pages

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Hardback: 9781439876244
pub: 2011-07-28
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Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy — compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in the local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system. The fully updated fourth edition of this comprehensive, bestselling reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. Covered in detail are recent regulatory developments and their impact, system selection and sizing, permitting requirements, operation and maintenance, financing, technology basics, micro turbines, absorption chillers, distributed generation, and case histories.

Table of Contents


History of Cogeneration

Regulatory Actions

Uses of Cogeneration

Applying Cogeneration

Sizing the Cogenerator

Logistics of Installation

Permitting Requirements

Operation & Maintenance

Pitfalls of Cogeneration

Financing Cogeneration Projects

Case Histories

Small-scale Cogeneration Manufacturers

Do-it-yourself Cogeneration

Green Energy vs. Cogeneration

Micro-turbines and Cogeneration

Absorber Chillers in Cogeneration

Desiccant Drying and Cogeneration

Fuel Cells

Distributed Generation

National Combined Heat & Power Association

Cogeneration in Europe

The Organic Rankine Cycle



Typical Shared Savings Agreement

Energy Conversion Tables

Heat Loss in Swimming Pools-Graphs

Typical Small-scale Cogeneration Energy Production

Typical Utility Rate Schedules-Gas and Electricity

Working a Cogeneration Project-A Model


About the Author

Bernard F. Kolanowski is a mechanical engineer, having received his degree from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked with the application side of machinery, including compressors, pumps, gas turbines, generators, engines, motors, and heat exchangers throughout his career and has held positions in application engineering and management with such companies as Ingersoll-Rand, Environmental Control Products, Riley Stoker and solar turbines. In addition, he has owned his own business developing small-scale cogeneration projects throughout southern California for over 20 years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Environmental Science